The safety equipment you’ll need if the free mold inspection goes well and you can carry out the mold removal process on your own.
A lot of people phone Dryfast because we offer a free mold inspection, which will tell you the exact work needed to be carried out on your home. Although a free mold inspection usually leads to us carrying out the work, under certain circumstances you might prefer to do everything yourself. We would never recommend anyone go near toxic black mold, but if you only have a small patch of normal mold there is one big thing stopping you from removing it on your own. You will need the right safety equipment, so we’ll go through everything you need in case you decide to go it alone.
Wear A Dust Filter Mask
Dryfast have the best mold remediation equipment in the business, but we’re certainly not suggesting you go out and spend tons of money on a respirator you’ll use once. That doesn’t mean to say all the mold spores floating into your mouth when you disturb a contaminated surface is a good thing, so at the very least you’ll be expected to wear a dust filter mask as a minimum requirement. If we’ve carried out the free mold inspection and told you it’s not catastrophic, you shouldn’t need anything more advanced to breathe through.
A Pair Of Safety Goggles
I don’t know if you can remember those annoying goggles you had to slip on while carrying out experiments in science class, but you’ll need to get yourself a pair of them. Much like the reason you will be wearing a dust filter mask, you don’t want any mold spores making their way into your eyes. Toxic black mold will cause a great deal of damage to your vision while it’s growing inside your home, but after your free mold inspection you’ll know your not dealing with that and simple safety goggles will be enough to save your eyes from any damage.
Cover Your Bare Hands With Gloves
It’s staggering how many people do everything they can to protect their face from mold, but when it comes to their hands they think they are bulletproof. If you’re going to be working near any kind of mold, even if it’s not toxic, you don’t want it to come into contact with your skin. It’s still not healthy for the body, and who knows how many open wounds you might end up with while ripping parts of your home apart. You also shouldn’t forget it would be easy to accidentally stick your contaminated bare hands somewhere they don’t belong.
Gear Up In A Full Suit
The mold remediation process is a messy job, and no matter how small the problem might be we’re always geared up in protective suits. All you need is something cheap enough to dispose of correctly once you’re done, because it will save you from having to throw a perfectly good set of clothes away. Removing mold is a dirty job and you’re kidding yourself if you think you can clean up an area of your home without ending up covered in it. Even if you go back to what we discussed earlier, mold spores will still always find their way onto whatever you’re wearing.
Completely Seal Off Your Room
This isn’t a piece of equipment you will wear, but it’s the most basic thing in the world and can stop the mold from spreading throughout your home after it’s been stirred up. All you need is a large plastic sheet you can pick up in practically any DIY store you walk into. Combine it with your trusty roll of duct tape and even though your room won’t be vacuum sealed, it will be good enough to lock the mold inside with you. That might sound intimidating, but it shouldn’t be a problem if you wear all the protective equipment we’ve talked about.
Wet Everything With Water First
If we think you’ll be able to deal with the problem during the free mold inspection, you might hear us tell you to spray water over all your surfaces before you remove any mold. I know it grows with the help of moisture so that information doesn’t sound right, but it’s the best way in the world to stop the spread of spores when you’re cleaning up. If the mold is bone dry there is a greater chance it’s going to end up all over you once you begin the removal process.